Somehow or other, the idea of a paneer cheese pizza with naan bread recently came to mind. I went about drafting a recipe, knowing I had a day off coming up with nothing pressing to attend to. I'm pretty confident when it comes to my culinary skills, and frequently modify recipes, sometime significantly, but drafting your own recipe for something rather new can be intense. Cooking temperatures, flavor combinations, and the compatibility of the ingredients as a whole were not immediately apparent to me. As a consequence, I gave this recipe considerable thought and worked in harmony with the food. I admit I didn't make everything from scratch — I bought the naan bread, the block of paneer cheese I used to make the paneer tikka masala, and also the vindaloo paste — but this experiment with Indian fusion was a huge success.
Start a day ahead with the paneer tikka masala:
|Paneer Tikka Pizza on Naan Bread|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on February 5, 2008
My favorite pizza of all time — homemade pieces of paneer tikka masala along with peppers and fried mushrooms spread over a homemade spicy Indian-style tomato sauce on top of fresh naan bread, all topped with melted bubbly Gruyère cheese
Paneer Tikka Masala